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  • Summary: Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 28, 2021
    95
    For those who prioritize combat, you may be left frustrated. But I prioritize a beautiful world, wonderful music, magnificent platforming, and phenomenal tech. And on those grounds alone, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a triumph, an utterly brilliant experience. And when each of those parts are this good, this lovingly crafted, this polished, it’s incredibly difficult to ignore. Ember Lab have created something truly special. This is a gem. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the best game I’ve played all year. And you should play it.
  2. Sep 24, 2021
    90
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a strong game, it’s a contender for game of the year and it’s ultimately one well worth playing. It’s a stunningly astute and whimsical take on death, life, and where we fit in all of it. The game is about Kena finding her place and helping others find there’s too. Beautiful, immersive, and dynamic, I can’t recommend this game enough.
  3. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    From the very first moment till the very end of your journey, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a heart-warming experience and a real pleasure between the visuals, puzzles and combat. Atmospheric music, beautiful lively graphics, believable heroes and cute little Rots - each little element is woven into the amazing whole that is the gaming experience provided by Kena.
  4. Sep 29, 2021
    86
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits is "to the point": visually it's a feast for the eyes and with an interesting percussion-based musical score. It's fun, thoughtful, made with care and inspiration, even if it doesn't offer anything original in its individual areas. Especially considering that this is Ember Lab's first effort, the future is bright, and we can already imagine an even better sequel.
  5. Sep 28, 2021
    85
    With a charming and nice adventure, Kena Bridge of Spirits invites us in a cute and dark world. The gameplay is rather simple but offers interesting mechanics that allow you to have a good time no matter what happens. With tons of resources to collect and an original scenario, Kena is clearly the kind of independent title that you want to finish. And this is perhaps its biggest strength: a relaxing game, with a challenge, that you want to finish at 100%. In the end, Kena doesn't invent much but offers a beautiful and memorable journey.
  6. Sep 28, 2021
    80
    While we might have to arguably wait for future games to unlock the series’ true potential, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is still a great first outing for Ember Lab. If the breathtaking visuals don’t suck you in, then there’s the satisfying and challenging combat as well, or the wide world to explore. Or maybe you just want to find all the teeny hats for the Rot in order to make them as ridiculously adorable as possible. Whatever the case, there’s going to be something satisfying for everyone here in Kena’s debut.
  7. Sep 20, 2021
    65
    Looks better than it plays, but it's got a good heart.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 143
  1. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    Graphics okay. Seems to be an easy game, but has a certain level of difficulty. However, fun to play.
  2. Sep 24, 2021
    10
    muito bom, lembra muito as produções da Disney e nem parece ser indie. Alguns momentos pode parecer repetitivo mas a ambientação é linda.
  3. Sep 22, 2021
    10
    Made a Metacritic Account just to review this game and give it the props it deserves. Amazing animation, audio and composition, veryMade a Metacritic Account just to review this game and give it the props it deserves. Amazing animation, audio and composition, very interesting story, combat is satisfying and the gameplay mechanics are always throwing in some neat things to do or puzzles to solve. Emberlab didn't focus on marketing false features and really put their heart and soul into their first game and it really shows. I hope to see a sequel and any new IPs that come from this dedicated and very talented studio. Keep up the great work Emberlab and enjoy the game everyone. Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2021
    9
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a light hearted adventure, with amazing graphics, simple but great gameplay and fantastic exploration. Kena is theKena: Bridge of Spirits is a light hearted adventure, with amazing graphics, simple but great gameplay and fantastic exploration. Kena is the first work of Ember Lab, a small indie studio, and from what I say with this game, I can't wait to see what they do next.

    Graphics:
    After playing this game for more than 24 hours, I still can believe that this game looks so good. The characters, the enviroments, the particle effects... everything looks great. If you can run this game on max settings (PC) you are going to enjoy the view for sure. And it also runs great! I'm playing with an i7 6700k and an RTX 3070, and I've had zero issues and zero crashes.

    Sound:
    The music of this game is triple A level. The mix of enviroment music and boss themes are amazing. It follows the game and changes seamlessly depending on the situation. Even the small talk that Kena does with the Rot whenever you find them is lovely.

    Gameplay:
    Kena offers a small but full and highly detailed world to explore. It is not as big as some open world games, and in a way, that is one of my negatives with it, that I wanted more of it. Finding collectibles, finding secret pasages, fighting enemies to complete challenges. It has a bit of everything.

    The combat is simple but very enjoyable. It does not take a long time to learn and it can be really fun to fight bosses. The only reason I'm not giving it a 10/10 is that sometimes, the encounters are a bit unbalanced. I think that the developer needs to fix some things to make it just perfect.

    Conclusion:
    For the price tag of this game, this is a MUST BUY. Buy it, enjoy it, wish there was more of it, and finally, join me on waiting for Ember Lab's next project!
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  5. Jan 24, 2022
    8
    Wow! What a game!
    Kena Bridge of Spirits has everything that a good game needs. Fascinating graphics, beautiful world to explore, an
    Wow! What a game!
    Kena Bridge of Spirits has everything that a good game needs. Fascinating graphics, beautiful world to explore, an impressive story and acceptable gameplay.
    Though gameplay becomes a bit repetitive as you play, but it was overally fine. Upgrades/Customizing rots could be a lot more better. Also controls were a little annoying specially when controlling rots with the movement of the mouse.
    It was a pity for me to find out that game had a photo mode, after I finished the game.
    I really wish they make an animation out of this game, It would be awesome.
    To wrap it up, Kena Bridge of Spirts is definitely play-worthy and amazing game.
    8.5/10
    (January 2022)
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  6. Jun 3, 2022
    7
    Nettes. Spiel es hat echt viel Spaß gemacht. Mehr davon! Nicht zu lang, nicht zu kurz. Genau richtig.
  7. Sep 29, 2022
    0
    of course I had to evaluate the pirated version of the game, due to the fact that these Nazis rated their masterpiece 60% more even than forof course I had to evaluate the pirated version of the game, due to the fact that these Nazis rated their masterpiece 60% more even than for the USA, that is $ 50 for us guys, if you consider us ordinary players to be enemies, close the page of the game in steam for our region and don't disgrace yourself Expand

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